Dawson, Peter John Logan
It is with profound sadness that the family of Peter John Logan Dawson announces his passing on May 13, 2019 in his 81st year. Peter will be lovingly remembered by his wife of almost 58 years, Jan, and his children, Laurie (Bob), and Gavin (Lisa). Forever remembered by his four grandchildren, Amy (Mike), Cobey, Mack, and Bennet. Peter saw the 4th generation of his clan with the births of his twin great-grandchildren, Logan and Troy, this past year.
Peter was born in Nottingham, England, to Tom and Nancy (nee Chalmers). He spent much of his first 17 years with older brother Nick and younger brother Ian in Billesdon, a small village in the Leicestershire countryside. After immigrating to Toronto, Canada, in 1955, Peter immediately began his almost 40 year Toronto Star career where he met Jan. After moving to the Clarkson area in 1964 with toddlers in tow, they together built a family and helped forge a community for the next 55 years.
A man of such great character, Peter – Dad – Poppy, leaves behind a legacy of character building for all those who were fortunate to know him. The measure of this was evidenced not just by those who knew him greatly, his family and friends, but equally by those who met him for but a moment in time, the grocery clerk, the bellhop, and the Tim Horton’s server.
Friends may call at Turner & Porter Neweduk-Erin Mills Chapel, 1981 Dundas Street W, Mississauga, on Wednesday, May 22, from 5pm to 8pm. A celebration of life will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, May 23, at 3pm with reception to follow.
Memorial donations in Peter’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) 55 St Clair Avenue West, Suite 500, Toronto, ON M4V 1N5 or to the Alzheimer Society of Canada (www.alzheimer.ca) 20 Eglinton Avenue West, 16th Floor, Toronto, ON M4R 1K8.